“WOW” Girlfriend Getaway

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Whether you are looking for a girl’s weekend, mother daughter getaway, or a chance to jump-start your holiday shopping Okoboji is the place to be November 8-9! Wow – Okoboji Women’s Weekend is the premiere Holiday Kick-off shopping extravaganza. Here are some suggestions for a memorable Okoboji Wow Weekend! STAY Of course the first thing…

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Camps, Classes, and Lessons “OH MY”

Okoboji Sailing Center

Embrace the joy of family fun in Okoboji, whether you’re a regular visitor, enjoying a short getaway, or a local seeking summer activities for the kids! Dive into an array of camps, classes, and lessons tailored to every child’s interests. While the kids embark on exciting new adventures, take the opportunity to explore local shops,…

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Ice Fishing Frenzy

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Just Fish Experience year-round fishing bliss in Okoboji, Iowa, where angling enthusiasts thrive, even in winter! Winter is among the prime seasons for fishing in and around Okoboji, with incredible ice fishing opportunities at the Iowa Great Lakes. Whether you prefer a fishing guide, a cozy ice house equipped with home-like amenities, a portable shelter,…

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Fall Okoboji Dining Guide

Okoboji Store Food

Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Dining Guide for all things tasty in Okoboji!  Please be patient with our dining establishments, they are very short staffed.  We try to keep this as updated as possible but hours are changing all the time so call ahead or check Facebook for the most updated hours for each establishment.  …

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Okoboji Couples Winter Escape

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Winter is the perfect time for an Okoboji Couples get away!  Winter is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as busy as you want to be.  Rest & Relax Oakwood Inn Winter is a GREAT time to head to Okoboji to…

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Okoboji Fall Couples Getaway


Whether you are a long time empty nester or experiencing it for the first time we can help you plan a fabulous Okoboji fall getaway to celebrate (or mourn) the empty nest!  Fall is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as…

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Okoboji: All Things New

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Berkley Bedell State Pier in Arnolds Park, Iowa The most asked question every spring in Okoboji is, “So what is new this year?”  There is so much to talk about this year! So let’s jump right in! New This Season Attractions & Events The Dickinson County Trail system continues to expanded in the Iowa Great…

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Patio Dining and Drinks

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When summer finally comes we all want to be outside as much as possible! Here are 17, YES 17, great patios for outside dining or drinks! Tavern at the Park Tavern At The Park is a Modern Gastropub featuring unique food and bar menus, indoor and outdoor seating. You may even find live music on…

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Sunsets & Chardonnay: “Adulting” in Okoboji


Suset Whether you are empty nesting, a couple looking to get away for a long weekend, or a group of friends there is so much to do sans kids in Okoboji you may want to book a whole week! STAY As far as accommodations there are many fabulous choices.  Check out the Oakwood Inn Bed…

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“FOCUS” means the center of interest or activity; focal point; heart; the core; or center of attention. Synonyms for “FOCUS” include attention, priority, concentration, to pay particular attention to. In our busy fast paced, plugged in, work, work crazed culture it is easy for us to lose “FOCUS” on what matters in life. We understand…

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